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  2. Re: non invasive ground cover for a wet/dry area

    hmmm...well that won't happen. When the county installed the swale I almost didn't qualify for it. my yard has barely enough slope to it. any amending of the soil will throw it all out of whack and...
  3. non invasive ground cover for a wet/dry area

    I have a drainage swale in my yard that stays wet for many days after a rain. this makes it difficult to mow and in one spot there is no grass growing. the flip side to that is, the soil is clay and...
  4. Thread: Flooding

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    Re: Flooding

    i have a similar issue. I had the trees removed (they were unhealthy) and contacted a landscaper friend. He told me about a program in my county that is offered at a discount to help home owners...
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    Re: toilet rough in

    thanks for the info guys, very helpful and much appreciated!!
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    toilet rough in

    I have to replace the toilet in one of my bathrooms. I understand that one needs to find the "rough in" size (10, 12 or 14) did that. read that to do that one measures from the wall to the center of...
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    Re: multipart water management question

    nah, you're not a bearer of bad news, I know its eating away at my foundation but there isnt anything i can do about it. i've had 3 different companies come out, got three different ideas on how they...
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    Re: multipart water management question

    the swale is not installed to keep water from my basement (split level house) it was installed to drain what is essentially a pond from my back yard (never buy a house during a drought). the soil...
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    multipart water management question

    my yard is clay with many drainage issues. These drainage issues contribut to water issues in the house. I participated in a program through the state and they put in a drainage swale (ditch) that...
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    Re: setting a shed on wet ground

    awesome! Thanks:-) seems like now i wont have to wait until i can afford to work on the yard to get a shed! (and maybe ill be able to enjoy my screened in prch finally!)

    erika newark de usa
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    Re: setting a shed on wet ground

    oh yes and level ground:-)
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    Re: setting a shed on wet ground

    hey thanks guys. there is standing water NEAR where the shed would go, but i can move the shed about 2 feet to the left of where the old one wasand the standing water is a moot point. i know if i dig...
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    setting a shed on wet ground

    my soil is heavy clay, my yard gets very soggy. I need a shed. the old shed from the previous owners would actually flood in rains, i have gotten that corner to be a little bit less wet, but it does...
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    grass to take care of basement dampness

    Stupid me decided to put in a garden. chose a spot right up near the house and happily removed all the grass, mixed in some top soil and planted the seeds. Yesterday noticed my down stairs (sits...
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    Re: refinished my floor-help

    thanks guys. yeah other than when i turned the heat up to 70 the house doesn't get much above 65. I only have my heat set at 63. i'll borrow a blower/heater from my brother in law. can i fix the...
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    refinished my floor-help

    about 2 weeks ago i refinished a very worn floor in my "new" house.stained it a dark color, put on the first coat of polyurathane (minwax high build semi gloss) it took 3 days for it to dry. put on...
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    yard swale maintenance

    long story short ... I had/have drainage issues in my yard through a state program I had a swale (drainge ditch) installed. Works fairly well but eventually there isn't enough water so the flow...
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    pipe insulation against wall

    im trying to insulate my hot water pipes in my crawl space and have run into a bit of a snag. my pipes are so close to the wall i can not get the pipe insulation tube behind it. would a spray on type...
  19. Thread: wet backyard

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    Re: wet backyard

    Ok, so consensus seems to be so far that I will need to regrade the yard. (That is one reason I am having the trees removed, that and since they are not healthy I figure removing will be less costly...
  20. Thread: wet backyard

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    wet backyard

    I've recently bought my first house and I have discovered I have some drainage issues with the back yard. I need the backyard to be fairly dry for a rather specialized hobby of mine, and I preferably...
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